Senior AI Scientist – GenAI/LLM

Our Advanced NLP Research Group is a fast-growing team of collaborative, enthusiastic, and innovative AI researchers within the IQVIA NLP organization. We are at the forefront of IQVIA NLP’s mission to advance state-of-the-art machine learning methods and generate novel insights from unstructured patient data, social media, and scientific literature to drive pharmaceutical/MedTech development and enhance care delivery from bench to bedside.

We are seeking a Senior AI Scientist to join our team of advanced researchers working to investigate emerging techniques, develop novel approaches, and disseminate findings through high-impact publications and presentations. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage your deep expertise in GenAI and LLMs to conduct innovative research, contribute to the scientific community, and guide the development of advanced NLP solutions.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, taking a research-driven approach to investigate complex problems, propose novel solutions, and rigorously validate your findings. Your responsibilities will include conducting original research, publishing in top-tier conferences and journals, presenting at scientific events, and providing scientific guidance to inform the development of cutting-edge NLP products. As a key team member, you will design and execute experiments, analyze results, and contribute to advancing the field of NLP and GenAI.

Essential Functions:

  • Partner with internal and external clients to understand business needs, ideate LLM-powered solutions that deliver value, and implement solution development.
  • Conduct research to investigate novel applications of LLMs and GenAI in healthcare.
  • Develop innovative methods and algorithms to solve complex NLP problems.
  • Design and execute experiments to rigorously validate proposed approaches.
  • Publish findings in top-tier conferences and journals in the field of AI and NLP.
  • Present research at scientific events and collaborate with the broader AI community.
  • Provide scientific guidance to inform the development of innovative NLP products.
  • Stay at the forefront of NLP and GenAI advances to identify new research opportunities.
  • Mentor and collaborate with other team members to foster a culture of scientific excellence.
  • Communicate research findings and their implications to both technical and non-technical audiences.


  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Physics, Math, or related field.
  • Extensive hands-on experience using libraries such as HuggingFace Transformers, PyTorch, and TensorFlow.
  • Applied research background leveraging frameworks such as LangChain to build LLM prototypes, and knowledge of software engineering best practices for production LLM development.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex LLM capabilities and limitations to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience working with large, real world datasets.

Essential Personal Skills And Behaviors:

  • Passion for advancing the field of AI and NLP through innovative research.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • A commitment to working collaboratively and effectively with others in and across the team to accomplish goals
  • Proven time management and personal organisational skills
  • Lean experience desirable
  • Change management experience desirable

The Team:

IQVIA NLP is a leading provider of Natural Language Processing solutions focused on Human Data Science. NLP is a foundational technique for AI and ML and a critical enabler for IQVIA’s Connected Intelligence solutions and the delivery of clinical trials and studies. IQVIA NLP is an acknowledged leader in this space with a global customer base spanning Major Pharma companies, Healthcare Payers & Providers and Government.

By using NLP, IQVIA and its customers leverage the value of unstructured patient data, social media and scientific literature, impacting pharmaceutical/MedTech development and care delivery from Bench to Bedside. In 2022, IQVIA launched its next generation Cloud and Data Science centric NLP platform which is expected to rapidly accelerate the technologies’ uptake. The platform includes our leading-edge multi-method NLP core, our market leading curation component and an enterprise class automation server for deployment in cloud or in enterprise.

The IQVIA NLP team is around 120 FTE worldwide. We collaborate closely with the wider DTA&AI team in the areas of graph technology, deidentification and predictive analytics and broadly across IQVIA.

Why Join?

Those who join us become part of a recognized global leader still willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. You will have access to the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, the best analytics tools and, in our opinion, some of the finest minds in the Healthcare industry.

You can drive your career at IQVIA and choose the path that best defines your development and success. With exposure across diverse geographies, capabilities, and vast therapeutic and information and technology areas, you can seek opportunities to change and grow without boundaries.

Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

It’s an exciting time to join and reimagine what’s possible in healthcare.

IQVIA is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that a work environment that embraces diversity will give us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enhance our success. We believe that an inclusive and respectful workplace culture fosters a sense of belonging among our employees, builds a stronger team, and allows individual employees the opportunity to maximize their personal potential.

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